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How it Works!

Nautical Boat Club® is America’s favorite Boating Country Club® – where membership gives you and your family ALL of the fun and lifelong memories of playing out on the water, for MUCH LESS money, and NONE of the stress or hassle of boat ownership!

Our boat club provides you with private access to a diverse fleet of sleek, new boats, fit for any occasion – a laid-back fishing trip, an afternoon of skiing and water sports, or a celebration aboard a party pontoon.

A day at the lake for our members is as easy as 1, 2, 3:


Make your reservation online or by phone.


Arrive at the marina at your reserved time to find the boat you’ve chosen clean, fueled and loaded with the water toys you requested.


Hop in, turn the key and GO!

Once you’re done for the day, just gas up, return the boat and head home.

Your monthly dues cover all expenses except fuel, and include reciprocal boating privileges at all of our boat club locations nationwide.


Nautical Boat Club® offers a variety of membership options, so you can pick the plan that’s just right for you!

ALL our Boating Country Club® members enjoy:

  • ·unlimited boat use;
  • ·guaranteed reservations with >97% availability;
  • ·free guest privileges;
  • ·complimentary use of water toys; and
  • ·premium dockside valet service.

To join Nautical Boat Club®, you’ll begin with a one-time membership fee, followed by monthly dues. Prices can vary slightly by locale, but regardless, your total cost will be only about 1/3 the cost of boat ownership!

Your local Nautical Boat Club® representative is happy to review membership options and plan details with you.


Club Membership vs. Boat Ownership

Compare the costs of owning a boat with the cost of joining Nautical Boat Club®
…the bottom line?

Belonging to a Boating Country Club® is a better deal, with a bonus “no-hassle” appeal!

Cost of Use - $60,000 Boat

Buy a Boat
Assumes a $60,000 Boat Purchase

Initial Capital

20% down-payment

Outfitting (lifejackets, wakeboards, skis, etc.)


Join the Club
Annual Club Membership

Initial Capital

One-time membership fee
$995 - $2,995

Outfitting (lifejackets, skis, etc.)

$995 - $2,995

Ongoing Monthly Expenses

Loan payment: 5 years @ 4%



Slip Fees

Gas (estimate)


Ongoing Monthly Expenses

Monthly dues:
$195 - $395



Slip Fees

Gas (estimate)

$295 - $395

Prices can vary slightly by locale; just call your local Nautical Boat Club® representative for details.


According to the National Marine Manufacturers Association [NMMA], U.S. boat owners use their boats an average of 15 times annually, which means the average boat owner is paying $500-$1,000 per use!

Additionally, the NMMA reports that the average boater wants something new every 2-5 years – which means the boat you buy today probably won’t meet your needs five years from now.

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Superior Reviews

Nautical Boat Club® is America’s favorite Boating Country Club®!
We are the best-reviewed boat club nationwide – you can see the difference for yourself with a quick check of independent review sites like Google or Yelp.
Our members love us and aren’t shy about showing it – here’s just a sampling:

"This place is amazing. The service is beyond white-glove, and I feel like a king when I arrive. I wouldn’t even consider going to a club other than Nautical Boat Club."

-J.B. via Google - ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

"I’d checked out these companies for a few years and debated buying a boat versus joining. A friend of mine who SELLS BOATS actually convinced me this would be more suited to my lifestyle."

-B.H. via Google - ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

"You’ve seen the ads that say ‘The happiest days of your life are when you buy and sell your boat;’ well, add a third: the day you join Nautical Boat Club. No fuss, no muss!"

-V.A. via Yelp - ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

"As avid boaters, I can honestly say the best dollars we ever spent were on our Nautical Boat Club membership. From the moment you and your family arrive, every detail is taken care of."

-D.W. via Google - ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

"I grew up boating, and my family has owned boats for generations. I thought joining a boat club might not fit my needs, but I have been very happy with Nautical Boat Club."

-W.L. via Google - ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Don't Buy A Boat® - Join The Club!

Unlike boating rentals, leases or timeshares, we offer unlimited use of our whole fleet, 300+ days a year!